joe at phattydomain.com
Wed Nov 21 12:31:11 CST 2001
December 13th sounds good to me. I myself am a newcomer to this list, and
wasn't able to make it last night. I'm looking forward to meeting some
other people intersted in Perl, for I know about 1 other.
On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, Curtis Poe wrote:
> Hello all;
> If you missed yesterday's get-together, we had a lot of fun and I'm looking
> forward to another get together.
> We are tentatively planning it for the second or third week in December.
> How does Thursday, December 13th at 8:00 pm sound to everyone? Suggestions
> for convenient venues are welcome. The intent is for Portland Perl
> Mongers - PPM (or Monger wannabees) to have a "get to know you" meeting
> without a fixed agenda. At that meeting, we can talk about future meetings,
> both technical and social. Several ideas for great technical meetings have
> already been put forward and I'm really excited about seeing the PPM get
> going again.
> Personal notes: there was some discussion about software development last
> night and some questions were asked about the Capability Maturity Model. A
> brief summary may be found at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/cmm/cmm.sum.html.
> In retrospect, it dawned on me that some organizations may be more suited to
> Extreme Programming, also known as XP. A "gentle introduction" may be found
> at http://www.extremeprogramming.org/. Amusingly, the self-described
> "gentle introduction" has an intimidating graphic with terms like
> "Architectural Spike" and "New User Story Project Velocity". Don't let it
> scare you :)
> The difference between the two may be summed up as follows: the Capability
> Maturity Model is software development with a suit. XP is software
> development with a nose ring. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. I
> strongly recommend that everyone interested in software development
> processes read through those.
> Send email to the list if you can make the Dec. 18th meeting, or if another
> date would be convenient.
> Curtis Poe
> Senior Programmer
> ONSITE! Technology
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